It first started with 11 locations, but now has expanded to 150. Hy-Vee Pharmacies are offering free COVID-19 testing, and Quincy has been added to the list.

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The Hy-Vee on Broadway is now a free COVID tested facility for everyone who is wanting to get tested at their drive-thru. You do not have to have and COVID symptoms to get tested, but you must schedule an appointment through this link. Once you register you will receive a voucher number, testing site and appointment time. Testing will be done Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, and hours will vary.

Children (ages three and up) can also be tested through this free testing program, they just need to be registered, schedule an appointment time, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All testing will be done through the Hy-Vee drive thru, to help maintain some social distancing. For now, it's just the Broadway location, there is no word yet on if the Harrison Hy-Vee will be doing testing.

The entire testing process takes about five minutes, and when the sample is collected it is then sent off to get the results which should be back between five and seven days. This is just another way for you and your family to get tested at no cost and to feel safe. I have yet to be tested, however I am planning on donating blood in a few weeks and will have to be tested then. Seems to be a simple process, just an uncomfortable one.